Laughing with Louis Lee: The man behind the curtain at Acme Comedy Co.

From Robin Williams to Mitch Hedberg, Daniel Tosh to Maria Bamford, the list of legendary names that have stepped on stage at Acme Comedy Company in Minneapolis reads like a comedy hall of fame. But the most influential person in the club’s 27-year run has never been on stage and doesn’t tell jokes. Acme owner … [ Read more]

Trailblazers 2016

What’s the value of a brewery’s stance on mining? Why be concerned with obscure English apples? What’s so important about a chicken sandwich at a stadium? Why does it matter if a basketball team weighs in on current events? The answer to all those questions is the same: it makes a difference. There are people … [ Read more]

Trailblazers 2016: Maria Bamford

Mental hospitals, medications, people-pleasing tendencies, addiction, and recovery. Are you laughing yet? This may not seem like the standard formula for comedy, but Maria Bamford isn’t a standard comedian. She has managed to work these elements into a comedy career that has spanned nearly three decades. That’s why it should have come as no surprise … [ Read more]

Maria Bamford on coming home, ‘Lady Dynamite,’ & portrayals of mental illness

When you’ve had a career as long and successful as Maria Bamford, it can be difficult to choose a “best” year. That said, 2016 has likely been Maria Bamford’s best year in comedy. Her highly anticipated Netflix show, “Lady Dynamite,” premiered back in July and has already been picked up for a second season. The … [ Read more]

A Blind Tasting beer festival

Taste & Rate 48 Minnesota Oktoberfests

Sept. 20, 2019 | 5:30–9pm
Upper Landing Park
Tickets: GA $40 | DD $20